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Nice sow shot by Major Kerry P. Redmann, III (USAF--ret) while deer hunting on December 7th, 2021. Hog was shot with 338 Federal on Jackson Hunting Club lease in Gloster, MS.

December 08, 2021 at 4:48pm

Please separate the fishing reports, putting the guides' reports under another title. Most of us can't fish everyday and we enjoy seeing the reports of the individual sport fishermen rather than that of the guides. Nothing wrong with reading the guides' reports and viewing the many pictures, but it would be nice to have them separate from the non-guided reports. Thank you!

June 16, 2021 at 8:16pm

Thursday morning this buck showed up right out of the fog. Unreal experience when all you can see is 80 yards and a big deer appears out of thick fog. The old 280AI was accurate and the 202 pounder is being turned into sausage! Another great hunt at Liberty Trace Ranch in Amite Co, MS!

January 19, 2021 at 10:06am

7 year old Parker Olivier got his first deer, a 200 lb buck on January 2, 2021 on the Jackson Hunting Club in Amite County, MS. What a great New Year for Parker and his dad, Brad!!!!

January 06, 2021 at 12:48pm

While hoping to take a nice fat doe with my 45-90 in Amite County, MS yesterday, I was fortunate to have a 70lb boar come out of the woods approximately 75 yards from my ladder stand. As I raised my Browning B-78, the boar turned away, heading downhill. The old Texas heart shot was in order and I sent the 405gr Remington jacketed soft point through his derriere and out his chest. He dropped like a sack of potatoes but it was only 4:27pm so I continued to hunt. Within about 20 min, a very large Russian boar came out, walking right past the dead, much-smaller hog.. The 400lb (according to the five men it took to lift him onto a four-wheeler) Russian boar took my second 405gr slug through the shoulders. It had four inch tusks! Fortunately, the big lifting help wanted both boars and no meat was wasted. What a great hunt!!!

November 15, 2020 at 4:29pm

Tom Davis & grandson, Dason, came up from Ponchatoula to work on Jackson Hunting Club in Amite County, and we did a little prep work on Liberty Trace Ranch. While there we noticed quite some hog activity by one of the stands and put out some 'yellow call'. Dason sat for a few hours but nothing ventured out. Later, I went back to attempt to find a rifle sling Dason lost and was rewarded with a couple of nice (42 & 55 lb) sows. One shot from my Rem 7 .243 Winny with 100gr Partitions and both went down. Love it when the unexpected happens and you're prepared!!!!

September 14, 2020 at 1:18pm

Had some free time from cutting hay and decided to pick up my old fly rod and work on the perch. In 1-1/2 hours, I landed 27 - chinquapin, blue gills and sun perch, and an assortment of small bass. Lost four white poppers in the process. This was back in late June and I was asked to post it anyway, but I hope to get back up soon!

July 15, 2020 at 7:18pm

Got a late start but headed to Biloxi Marsh mid-morning yesterday. Saw plenty of boats running around, with most fisherman indicating clean water not to be found. Took a bayou further into the middle of the marsh and found some decent water in a 2.5 foot pond. Buddy caught a few small trout and all I got was a stingray, but the trout had us believing the water was sufficiently clean and saline. Fished a few other places with only gafftops to be caught over old Le Petit Island. Headed back to pond for evening bite as moon was rising. Caught a dozen or so specs (only 6 keepers), 4 sheepshead and a dozen or so reds, including a 31 inch bull that yours truly happened to hook. Kept 3 rat reds, 2 sheepshead and six trout for a few good suppers. On the way back to Rigolets Island, Lake Borgne was calm. 40 minutes from mouth of bayou to Rigolets Island!

May 02, 2020 at 2:04pm

Check this out!

April 30, 2020 at 8:24am

Another hog bites the dust! Saw several black hogs while bowhunting up in MS two weeks ago and went back last week with my 45-90. Right at sundown, this nice 150# boar showed up feeding away from me. Texas heart shot with Rem 405gr JSP travelled the length of him, coming out his cheek. Dropped like a sack of potatoes. Neighbor came to pick him up as he processes hogs whenever he gets a chance. Great chops!!! Trying to get back to fishing due to warm weather, as bowhunting has been interesting but not very productive. Seeing lots of does with fawns or yearlings, and a few young bucks. Should be a good year!!!!

November 22, 2019 at 8:12am

Sure wish Tropical Storm Barry would suck all this fresh water out of here and send it to Mexico!!!!!!!

July 11, 2019 at 8:17pm

Say, where's the best place to have a depthfinder installed on my bow??? St. Tammany Marine did a great job installing my dash mounted Garmin, but they are no longer in business. I just want a simple depthfinder for the bow and any suggestions would be appreciated.

June 23, 2019 at 8:53pm

Please provide input or experience. Noticed an interesting phenomena last night. Fished my buddy's dock over in the Rigolets. He recently replaced all his dock lights with very bright LEDs. Caught a few fish, but noticed few strikes or surface action under our lights. Also, no bugs swarming around the big, bright LED lights. Across the canal, bugs were swarming his neighbors rather yellow lights. Also noticed more fish activity and the occasional strike of a game fish under the neighbors lights. Water depth in both places is quite similar, around 4' and deepening as you go out from the dock. Then it got really interesting! All night long the mullet were jumping everywhere, except under our big LED lights. They stayed out some 50 yards from our dock. When I turned the lights off, the mullet moved within 5 yards of the dock and were making a heck of a lot of racket RIGHT NEXT TO THE DOCK! Were the new, bright LEDs scaring away the fish??? Thanks for your input.

April 11, 2019 at 10:03am

Anyone fishing the Rigolets or Lake Catherine? Made a few short trips over there in the last couple of weeks but saw no other boats. Water was very fresh to the taste and fish activity was rather minimal. Caught one nice 26' red on a rattle trap and several smaller reds. Managed one barely legal spec.

March 05, 2019 at 8:28am

Had a fun but exhausting trip with my buddy, the Dentist, today. No tide and lots of wind from the East by 8am made fishing conditions tough today, but we caught PLENTY of fish. Unfortunately, only two made it in the ice chest, a 20' red and a nice flounder.

Caught the heck out of big GafTops on pearl minnow Gulp. Kept losing tails of the minnow to needlefish, though I managed to hook three. Also caught ladyfish, several limits of small reds (too small to keep), only a few 10' trout, croaker, pinfish and one 3 lb flounder. Interestingly, not a hard head cat was caught. Just fun fishing with a good friend - that's what it's all about!!!

Look forward to taking the Miss Kitti back out when conditions improve.

September 11, 2018 at 5:54pm

Tough day at Delacroix yesterday. Launched out of Sweetwater and headed toward Black Bay. High tide around noon, but water was still quite stained. Within an hour, water was moving out, full of moss and pretty dirty. Caught one bull red but couldn't keep the Gulp from the Gaftops. Water salinity tasted like 10 ppm, about like the potable water in Leeville. Only caught two trout which wouldn't reach 10 in. Caught a record Gaftop (smallest I've ever caught) on a 1/8 in jig & Matrix Shad (see pic). Bait was everywhere so I figured it was just a bad moon. That's why they call it fishing!!!

July 26, 2018 at 7:51am

Anyone know where you can buy a GOOD catfish flipper. I used to have some that were galvanized with a rubber grip. All I can find are the cheap H&H aluminum ones. Hasn't someone made them out of stainless??? Thanks!

July 04, 2015 at 8:16am

Gabriel, Michael & Hope Redmann from Destin, Florida, enjoyed a fantastic fishing trip out of Sweetwater Marina on June 16th & 17th, accompanied by their Dad, Major Kerry Redmann, III (USAF ret) and Grandpa Kerry Redmann, Jr. Uncle Kris Redmann guided them to small trout & drum Tuesday morning, with strong SE winds muddying the water requiring several relocations. The afternoon seemed more of the same, with the kids catching an interesting variety including croaker, stingray & a 4' garfish. However, Capt. Jack Payne III at Sweetwater Marina suggested a spot to take the children for fun with reds & drum Wednesday morning. This resulted in a large ice chest of reds & drum after two hours of constant action. Once the chest was filled, the children began catch & release during another hour of action. A great time was had by all!

June 19, 2015 at 7:29pm

Wanted to get some opinions on what folks think is the best light saltwater spinning reel - mainly for specs & reds. I know the Shimano Stradic is a fine reel, as I've fished with one for years. Kind of a flimsy drag, though-burned one up on the third bull red caught that day. Don't want to spend the bucks for a Stella-that price is ridiculous.

Have been pleased with the Fin-Nor megalite, but it's hard to get parts for them. Fin-Nor's Ahab 8 would be great, but I think it's too heavy. Haven't used a Van Staal. Daiwa's always made a great spinning reel, but I've lost track of the models. Would rather BUY AMERICAN! What do ya'll think???

August 09, 2012 at 10:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Nice Sow in response to a report titled: Nice Sow

Still a youngsta!!!

December 11, 2021 at 7:36am
A comment titled: Re: Nice Sow in response to a report titled: Nice Sow

Still a youngsta!!!!

December 11, 2021 at 7:34am
A comment titled: Re: Nice Sow in response to a report titled: Nice Sow

Thanks, Wiz. My son chose to shoot the nice sow rather than the two boars running with her. It sure will be good eating! Besides, it's the sows that have as many as three litters a year. We can't keep up! Having trouble with this site myself! Had hoped to have gotten together to fish with you by now but Mande and I have both been busy. If we get another warm, sunny week, we'll have to take a shot at it! Stay safe!!!

December 09, 2021 at 7:36pm
A comment titled: Re: Mega Spike in response to a report titled: Mega Spike

GB3 is absolutely right. That spike needs to go as it is passing along its inferior genes. Unfortunately, many States' regs don't allow the taking of spikes until the spike's antler reaches a certain length. By then, much damage has been done. In my opinion, if a deer weighs 140 lbs or more and is still a spike, it should be shot.

October 26, 2021 at 8:06am

I don't get to drink water that clear!!!!! Safe travels!

September 25, 2021 at 12:50pm
A comment titled: Re: Thieves in response to a report titled: Thieves

Send them to Him for a visit!

September 08, 2021 at 12:12pm

Careful! Ida headed there. Probably safer to stay home in Mandeville!

August 28, 2021 at 9:59am

Wish my Paw Paw would have taken me fishing! Great report! Be safe and careful with Ida comin'!!!!

August 27, 2021 at 7:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Jesuit Alumni Rodeo 7 17 21 in response to a report titled: Jesuit Alumni Rodeo 7 17 21

Tiger and I had great time with you and Jarrod! Bad time of year for fishing freshwater, though we did get cloud cover. Water just too hot in mid July. So excited to hear Jarrod won 2nd place with his bass. We'll take first next year!

July 19, 2021 at 12:03pm
A comment titled: Re: Fun Time in da Pumpkin Patch in response to a report titled: Fun Time in da Pumpkin Patch

Making me jealous, Wiz! Worked on Miss Kitti this morning. Mande and I plan to take her out Thursday and wet a line. Need to get down there and hook up with you sometime!

June 29, 2021 at 2:55pm
A comment titled: Re: T Funky Chunk Preserved 6 27 21 in response to a report titled: T Funky Chunk Preserved 6 27 21

Pretty mount, Mande. Hope you beat your personal best when we bass fish in July!!!

June 28, 2021 at 4:28pm

Nice catch, Wiz! Mande, my son and I ventured back into Lake Borgne after first getting chased out by lightning storm this morning. Got into some small specs and croakers, but only kept two. Great day to be on the water! CCAguns

June 24, 2021 at 6:48pm
A comment titled: Re: Bass fishing in response to a report titled: Bass fishing

Excellent catch!

June 22, 2021 at 6:04pm
A comment titled: Re: Delacroix 6/12 in response to a report titled: Delacroix 6/12

Sounds like y’all had fun, Shamu. You nailed my problem with the guides’ reports. Have no real issue with the guides’ reporting, just rather see it under a separate title. Get tired of the advertising. The rest of us are not worried about limiting out as much as enjoying the fishing experience.

June 18, 2021 at 2:23pm
A comment titled: Re: Raining day trout in response to a report titled: Raining day trout

Nice trout, Wiz!

June 06, 2021 at 5:56pm

Not too shabby for short trip, Mande. Congrats,

May 25, 2021 at 10:42pm
A comment titled: Re: Wake Bait Day with Reds in response to a report titled: Wake Bait Day with Reds

Hopefully, Mande and I can get down there soon and hook up with you.

May 05, 2021 at 3:45pm

Congrats again, Mande! Need to make a trip soon. Miss Kitti raring to go.

May 05, 2021 at 9:17am
A comment titled: Re: Another Tough Day on de T-Funky in response to a report titled: Another Tough Day on de T-Funky

Good luck and Happy Anniversary to you guys, Mande!

May 04, 2021 at 12:51pm
A comment titled: Re: Wake Bait Day with Reds in response to a report titled: Wake Bait Day with Reds

Nice fish, Wiz! Had to be a blast on the wake bait!

May 04, 2021 at 12:48pm
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November 14, 2021 at 12:51pm
Boutte, LA

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July 10, 2021 at 6:39pm
Boutte, LA

Good, used set of RCBS reloading dies for 6mm Remington cartridge. $25. FiveZero44Five8428Five

April 15, 2021 at 3:54pm
Boutte, LA

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December 09, 2020 at 12:19pm